Homeless Guy With A Golden Voice – Ted Williams

Ted Williams is the newest Internet celebrity after his video went viral yesterday. What’s different about his story is that Ted is homeless and down on his luck, but oh what a difference a day (and a viral video) makes.

Fate would have it that he was “discovered” on the side of the road with a sign stating that he has a “God given gift of voice”. He had been using this gift to survive each day by collecting money from passing motorists. The man that was responsible for changing his life was Columbus Dispatch reporter Doral Chenoweth III.

Chenoweth filmed his encounter with Ted, posted the video on The Columbus Dispatch website and it went viral from there. The local radio station, WNCI 97.9, saw the video and spoke about it on the air and a listener tracked Ted down, had him call the station on her cell phone and they set up an interview with the station today.

The popularity of the video and it’s coverage across the Internet eventually made its way to some very influential people that have made Ted offers of part-time & full-time employment and even a house!

News Coverage (Links courtesy of shiggiddie on Reddit)

So, the good folks at the Cleveland Cavaliers organization and Quicken Loans Arena have offered Ted a full-time job and a mortgage on a home. How awesome is that?!?

At the time of this posting there is no word on whether Ted has accepted any offers. If he does accept the Cavaliers job then let’s hope he doesn’t take his talents to South Beach after his contract is up.

God Bless you Ted!

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